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Police hunt for $1 million Norman Rockwell painting missing from Queens warehouse

Cops are searching for a Norman Rockwell painting that sold for over $1 million at an auction in May and disappeared from a Queens warehouse last month.

norman rockwell sport stolen Police are on the hunt for the Norman Rockwell painting "Sport," which disappeared from a Queens warehouse last month.
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Police are on the hunt for a Norman Rockwell painting that sold for more than $1 million at a May auction and disappeared from a Queens warehouse last month.

"Sport" was discovered missing from Welpak Art Moving and Storage in Maspeth on Sept. 13 at 7 p.m., police said.

The painting, featuring a fisherman in a boat wearing a yellow raincoat, was sold by a private collector for $1,085,000 at a Sotheby's auction in May. The identity of the current owner was not revealed by police.

Rockwell completed the work in 1939. The painting was used as a Saturday Evening Post cover and signed by Rockwell.

The oil-on-canvas painting is 22 by 28 inches. "Sport" was in a golden wooden frame when it was stolen.

Police ask anyone with information on the painting's whereabouts to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

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